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December 18, 2017
A woman lays on a table with prescription painkillers in hand and heroin nearby.

How Prescription Painkillers Can Lead to Addiction

People tend to consider prescription painkillers an inherently “safe” drug, because when used properly, they’re legal. But even when used as directed, painkillers can still negatively […]
December 8, 2017
A woman struggles with withdrawal symptoms while detoxing from heroin.

Detoxing from Heroin: The First Step of Treatment

Detoxing is the process of your body dealing with the lack of a substance like heroin. This can be a difficult hurdle to clear even when […]
December 1, 2017
Man sits by computer holding bottle of alcohol.

Who Are Problem Drinkers?

Let’s assume that you’re not physically addicted to alcohol and you don’t have any withdrawal symptoms when you don’t drink. Let’s also assume that your drinking […]
November 28, 2017
Doctor writes prescription for painkiller and passes it to patient.

Over-Prescription of Painkillers in America

Over the past few decades, prescription drug abuse has become a serious problem in this country. But why? For starters, there has been a drastic increase […]
November 15, 2017
A woman sits and holds her head as she attempts to deal with symptoms associated with alcohol detox/withdrawal.

Detoxing from Alcohol and Other Drugs

If you are dependent on alcohol or other drugs, it doesn’t take long for your body to notice you’ve stopped consuming that substance. Once you’ve become […]
November 8, 2017
A man in a gray shirt holds a package of cocaine and questions his addiction.

How Do I Know If I’m Addicted to Coke?

Unlike physically addictive drugs like alcohol and heroin, cocaine is psychologically addictive. In fact, aside from methamphetamine, cocaine is considered to create the greatest psychological dependence […]
November 2, 2017
The word “addicted” appears on blue background.

Is Valium Addictive?

It’s always important to remember that drug addiction is a disease. It affects a person’s brain and behavior, and leads to an inability to control the […]
October 30, 2017
Pills spelling out the word, “addiction.”

Pill Addiction Help

We know the story all too well. You’ve watched your loved one lose themselves to pills. Little by little, day by day the addiction starts to […]
October 20, 2017
Man’s hand sets down glass of whisky next to car keys implying he intends to drive after drinking.

How to Spot a High-Functioning Alcoholic

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) 19.5% of alcoholics in the United States belong to a subtype known as “functional.” These individuals tend to […]
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